Today is the time to start trying, one more time. Maybe you just need one more trip to the gym. Maybe you need to send just one more email. Maybe you need to revise your CV just one more time. This one more effort could be the one that matters.
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time – Thomas Edison
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong – Ella Fitzgerald
Success is about more than money. You don’t find the most successful people boasting about their car collection. Instead, you hear these people talk about how blessed they are to do what they love to do. When you have outer fulfilment of your inner desires, you are successful.
When you have the goal in sight, you might not always hit the exact target. You might end up hitting something even better. Every success story has some wayward journey that ends up being something that they didn’t plan for directly.
A gradual process is the best. No one has ever achieved their dreams in a few short weeks. Even in those industries where you see overnight success, it’s not really an overnight success. There were years of careful planning and late nights before the plan came together.
General Patton knows a few things about success. There are obvious obstacles to entry when following your dreams. If you can find a way to accept that challenge, then you will appreciate that feeling of victory when you finally achieve your dreams.
“Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.” – Arthur Helps
Plant your feet and stand strong, as the old adage goes. But when you are planted firm in the foundation of you, that’s when your dreams and ambitions can truly soar to new heights. That’s how you break away from the pack and reach your fullest potential.
Those seeds that you plant today, right now, you will harvest later. If you continue to wait for the right opportunity to plant those seeds, you are going to delay that harvest another week, month, year, or, worse yet, inevitably.
Sometimes we get so beat down by the success of those around us, whether we know them personally or through the headlines. We see that everyone else is doing it. Stop being competitive, and start being creative. Create your own success.
Be proactive. Have a plan in place about how you will respond to setbacks. If all you do is react, then you will make more missteps. Instead, have a proactive plan about how to react. Being purely reactive is the wrong approach.
The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey
When you start to prioritise your schedule, your mentality is flawed. You must realise that the only things that should ever make it to your schedule are the things that are important to getting where you want to go.